Scheduled Snapshots

The scheduled snapshots feature provides a simple backup and restore utility for your critical service VMs. Regular scheduled snapshots are taken automatically and can be used to restore individual VMs.

Scheduled snapshots work by having pool-wide snapshot schedules for selected VMs in the pool. When a snapshot schedule is enabled, snapshots of the specified VM are taken at the scheduled time each hour, day, or week.

Several scheduled snapshots can be enabled in a pool, covering different VMs and with different schedules. A VM can be assigned to only one snapshot schedule at a time.

XenCenter provides a range of tools to help you use this feature:

  • To define a Scheduled Snapshot, use the New snapshot schedule wizard.
  • To enable, disable, edit, and delete scheduled snapshots for a pool, use the VM Snapshot Schedules dialog box.
  • To edit a snapshot schedule, open its Properties dialog box from the VM Snapshot Schedules dialog box.
  • To revert a VM to a scheduled snapshot, select the snapshot on the Snapshots tab and revert the VM to it.

Scheduled Snapshots